Hard luck to our seniors today, losing by a point down in Kilgarvan after a great performance, with shooting & a few controversial late calls proving costly.
Credit Union County League Division 5 Asdee 0-06 Kilgarvan 1-04
Our senior footballers made the long trek to Kilgarvan on Sunday last in Round 1 of the Credit Union County Football League and after a low scoring game the home team just edged out the visitors by a single point.
Certainly, when Asdee will reflect back on the game they will rue all the scoring opportunities squandered from well within their range. After a dogged opening half in which the sides were locked together at 1pt a piece at the break and this continued well into the second half with very little to separate these two evenly matched teams.
However, Kilgarvan got the most crucial score of the game in the 36mt when a great run from Kilgarvan corner back Denis Twomey up the field and found the back of the net that helped them lead for the remainder of the encounter.
Asdee did battle hard but certainly the team showed a vast improvement from their North Kerry League campaign and could very well have at least got something out of the game only for poor finishing.
Team and subs; James Kelly, Con Carmody, Martin Collins, John Daly, Patrick Mulvihill, Sean Keane, Shay Doran, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, Eoin Kennedy, Darragh Keane, 2pts. Paul O Carroll, 4pts, Cyril Dineen, Jack Hannon, Stephen Lynch. Subs; Brian Coughlan, Michael Walsh, Denny Dalton.
A great honour was bestowed on the local St. Marys, Asdee GAA Club and the Keane Family of Tullahinell recently when Brendan Keane, who is attending the Salesion Agricultural, College, Pallaskenery, County Limerick (Sponsors Grassland Agro) and the youngest of a great footballing family.
Brendan who plays his football with Asdee played a pivotal role in his schools All Ireland football victory played at the University of Limerick regaining the Cup they last won in 1996. An enthralling semi-final against Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College County Cork, saw them run out 2-point winners on a score line of 1-15 to 3-07 AET.
This set up a captivating final against Mountbellew Agricultural College, Galway with the final score of 1-10 to 1-07 in which the Asdee man excelled all through. Brendan received his All-Ireland medal at a presentation function recently where he also received his Footballer of the year Award from Eamon O Flaherty.
No doubt but Brendan who was a star player at under age from under 12 level up along and was a member of the North Kerry Under20 squad that were defeated in the County Final in 2022. Brendan has a great footballing future ahead of him and as a crafty forward as he is will surely give opposing opponents plenty to think about in the years ahead.
The clubs Golden Goal fundraising competition continues each week until the All-Ireland football final on Sunday July 30th. Weekly entry €2, with prizemoney €40.each week to the winning numbers. Purchase from John Pius Walsh, shop, Kevin Mulvihill. Patsy Coughlan or John Joe O Carroll.
Week 8 winners of the Golden Goal were, Mike English, Beale Ballybunion, Conor Coughlan, Carrigaline, County Cork, Eoin Keane, Tullahinell North, Ballylongford.
Credit Union County Football League, Round 2, Asdee at home to Glenflesk, “B” Sunday 2nd of April, Round 3, Asdee received a bye, Sunday 9th of April,
Round 4, Asdee away to Rathmore “B”, Sunday 23rd of April, Round 5, Asdee home to Waterville, Sunday, April 30th, Round 6, Asdee away to Scartaglin, Sunday May 14th, Round 7, home to Gneeveguilla “B” Sunday Sunday 21st May.